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Dust coat

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1905-1908 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tussah silk with satin and infills in floss silk and cord, trimmed with tulle and lace insertions

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs B. White

  • Museum number:

    T.333-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Dust coats became fashionable in the early 20th century. They coincided with the rise of the open motor vehicle as they protected the wearer's clothes when travelling on dirt roads.

The distinctive jet black cuffs of stiffened satin strike a dramatic contrast with the natural silk of this example. The coat has a loose and unfitted style so that it could easily be worn over layers of clothes.

Physical description

Lady's duster coat in cream silk with black lace insertions. The distinctive jet black cuffs of stiffened satin strike a dramatic contrast against this natural silk duster style coat. Undyed tussah silk with satin cuffs and vermicular infills in cream floss silk and cord. Trimmed with tulle.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

1905-1908 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tussah silk with satin and infills in floss silk and cord, trimmed with tulle and lace insertions

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/1617.

Descriptive line

Lady's duster coat in silk with lace insertions, possibly made in England or France, 1905-1908

Materials

Tussah silk; Floss silk; Tulle

Techniques

Satin weave; Lace making

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Lace; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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